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Mar 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
and the dignity of people regardless of faith. vice president joe biden will lead the u.s. delegation to the pope's installation on tuesday. a quarter of americans are roman catholic and given the fact that scandal generated most of the headlines in the church in this country for years now this is a sensitive time for catholics. nbc's john yang is outside holy name cathedral in chicago for us tonight. hey, john. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tonight the americans -- 78 million catholics in america are hopeful that this new pope can lead the church in a new direction -- out of scandal and mismanagement. u.s. catholics greeted the election of pope francis i with bells and in new york's st. patrick's cathedral, applause. at our lady of angels in los angeles the announcement was made in english and spanish. this latin american pope could help reach out to u.s. hispanics. 54% of whom identified as catholic in a recent gallup poll. >> latinos in the united states feel extremely proud this day. they see this man as a person that modernized the church in argentina and did so with a firm
Mar 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
: francis shared a moment with joe biden, a man with a gentle, approachable demeanor, now charged with restoring the faith of so many shattered by scandal. >> the church is not a one-man show. he's not going to do it all. but if he can inspire 1.2 billion catholics to be missionaries then the church has a very bright future around the world. >> reporter: now pope francis made another phone call today. this time to benedict, pope emeritus who watched the mass on television. the two will meet in person this weekend. brian? >> anne thompson at the vatican for us tonight. anne, thanks. >>> we are learning more tonight about how close we came to a shooting rampage, this time at the university of central florida. police have just released video taken from helmet cameras as they responded to a 911 call yesterday about a student with a gun. a fire alarm was blaring the whole time. upon entering the dorm room they spotted his body on the floor and at least two weapons nearby. police say he was working off a checklist of his own making which included pulling the fire alarm and wanting to, q
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